Day 2 from Unit 1 of some Animal Science Curriculum I worked on for an Idaho Curriculum project
I am commenting on this as part of Map Maker 6: Apathy vs Passion. I think this lesson is great. I would love to be able to use this lesson in my animal health class.
E- Experiential- I think this lesson incorporates some great experiential components, but I would also like to see the students do some research on their own for the timelines and then come back as a class and review them off the slide show to see how they did.
P- Participatory- I think the tweet idea is great. I think that the students are given a great chance to participate with that. I also love the bell work. For some reason, I am jealous of anyone who uses them. I just can’t seem to get myself or the students motivated to complete them. I think they are a great opportunity to get the students involved.
I- Image Rich- The timelines cover this. They allow the students to participate in the creation of them and then use them as images to study from and help learn from. I also find that using timeline creation on the board as a review option gets the students up and moving from their seats and participating in the activity. I find the maps you have included in your powerpoint also very image rich and important to help solidify locations of packers, and cattle in the United States.
C- Connected- I would modify the lesson just slightly to allow the students to work together in small groups. Back to what I said on the Experiential part, I would love to see the students break up into groups and research one timeline on their own. Then each group can check to see if they are correct and rotate members of the groups to teach other students about that timeline. It would allow them to get up and move as well as be connected with their other classmates to complete the activity.
Overall, I think your lesson is EPIC. I love it!
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